South Indian Style – Onion Tomato Chutney

Whenever am making a south indian dish, be it idli, dosa, uttapam, or pongal, I prefer to make chutneys that goes with it, else somehow I find justice is not done to the food. Two most common chutneys that I make are 1) Coconut Chutney and 2) Onion Tomato Chutney. Both of these are easy to make (Who does not like easy recipes?), as well does not take huge effort and ingredients for this chutney are available in generally in kitchen cupboard.

Tomato Onion Chutney - South Indian Style | YourFoodFantasy.com
Tomato Onion Chutney – South Indian Style | YourFoodFantasy.com

You can make this chutney and can keep it refrigerated for a week or so. In my case, I end up dishing it in couple of days as I could barely resist myself eating it and numerous times I just eat this chutney on its own, such delicious I find it 😀

Tomato Onion Chutney - South Indian Style | YourFoodFantasy.com
Tomato Onion Chutney – South Indian Style

The key ingredients are tomatoes, onion and bengal gram (Chana). In old days (and still in few households) this chutney is made using traditional tools (stones) for grinding. Unfortunately, I do not have that here in UK, and I have used mixer grinder to make this. I am assuming these days most households have a mixer grinder or food processor, and that helps in preparing this chutney in few minutes.

Tomato Onion Chutney - South Indian Style | YourFoodFantasy.com
Tomato Onion Chutney – South Indian Style | YourFoodFantasy.com

The proportions of onion, tomato and bengal gram is something that I use to get the kind of taste and consistency of chutney, however, you can vary the quantity to suit your own tastebuds.

I will also request you to checkout my recipe for Green Chutney (Mint Coriander Chutney), which is north indian style and goes well with numerous food items.

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Onion Tomato Chutney- South Indian Style
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 Mins
Cook Time 10 Mins
Servings
Portions
Ingredients
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 Mins
Cook Time 10 Mins
Servings
Portions
Ingredients
Onion Tomato Chutney- South Indian Style
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and add red chilies, onions, roasted chana and sauté till onions are translucent.
    Tomato Chutney for Dosa
  2. Add tomatoes, turmeric powder and salt and sauté till the tomatoes becomes soft. Switch off the heat and let the mixture cool.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a grinding jar and add green chilli. Grind it to a fine and smooth paste. Transfer it into a serving bowl.
  4. For tempering, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan and add Asafoetida, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Once they crackle switch off the heat and pour this tempering over the onion tomato paste. Mix well and chutney is ready to serve.
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Recipe Notes
  • I have used Roasted chana in my recipe which was available at my home, however you can use Roasted chana dal / Daria in the recipe too.
  • You can use 1/2 teaspoon of Urad dal (Split black lentil) too in the tempering.
  • You can adjust the amount of chillies as per your taste.
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